Frey Won’t Pen Memoir About Faking His Memoir
Posted on Jan 28, 2006
AP: NEW YORK - James Frey, the disgraced author of “A Million Little Pieces,” has a hard luck story he doesn’t want to share: He will not write a book about the unraveling of his admittedly tainted million-selling memoir of addiction and recovery.
“I think writing a book about this experience would be trying to capitalize on it in some way and that’s not something I want to do at all,” Frey said in a segment on Oprah Winfrey’s syndicated talk show that was taped, but not immediately aired, after Thursday’s explosive program when Winfrey turned against the author whose book she endorsed last fall.
Fabulist James Frey says on an unaired segment of Oprah that he won’t seek to cash in on his lies. | story
We applaud his promise. In the meantime, should we be surprised if his new book, “My Friend Leonard,” turns out to be ridden with mere “essential truths”?
Also, see a clip of Frey’s Oprah appearance: video (Internet Explorer req’d)
Author James Frey in an earlier meeting with Oprah Winfrey.